If you are in the market to buy new Dell workstations, you will be glad to know that Aquantia and Dell have started to offer former company’s AQtion AQN-108 5 GbE network controller as a built to order option for OptiPlex 7050 workstations. While the new partnership is certainly big news for Aquantia itself, the offer is worthwhile for enthusiasts who want to adopt high bandwidth Enternet standards in PCs as this is the first time a faster NIC is available for entry level workstation.
In case you didn’t know the Aquantia AQtion AQN-108 card is a 2.5/5 GbE network controller that uses a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and supports 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps networking standards over a distance up to 100 meters. As the OptiPlex 7050 workstations are suitable for small business and organizations, the car is perfect fit for everyone who are looking for performances offered by the card.
While it’s a good news for everyone involved in the business, Dell charges exorbitant $277.13 if you want to use it as an add-on. This price tag can surprise many consumers as the card is available at Amazon for roughly $100. However, if you are familiar with large manufactures as Dell, you wouldn’t be surprised as you can find all of the companies using similar pricing when it comes to additional hardware to cater your needs. However, if you want to have a card suitable for 2.5G and 5G infrastructure, you can now easily get your hands on it via Dell.
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